News by Andrew Kameka on Friday October 25, 2013.
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AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular have slashed the price of the Moto X, Motorola's custom-friendly Android device after only three months on the market. When AT&T began taking orders for the Moto X in August, the phone cost $199. The same price tag appeared for Sprint and US Cellular, but all three carriers have since lowered the price to $99. Even orders placed through Motorola's MotoMaker website have fallen to $99 for 16GB and $149 for 32GB.
The $99 price does not seem to be associated with any coordinated promotions or temporary sales. The likely permanent price drop is good news for anyone in the market for a new phone and looking to save money on a device, but it also calls into question if the Moto X is having a tough time getting out of stores. Motorola's recent losses made it appear likely that the phone was not a hot seller, though the company had less than one month of sales data to report from one carrier. Reports from analysts estimating that the device was not very popular in stores ignited more speculation. Perhaps this price drop will spark renewed interest in the Moto X.source: Motomaker, via: AndroidPolice.com
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.